Counselling in SY1

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Photo of Johanna Brobeck, Counsellor in SY1, England
Johanna Brobeck
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
It is possible to explore in-depth what stops us from being our true or best selves, to rediscover and reconnect with what’s alive in us, and to allow us the possibility of changing unhelpful patterns. I believe that every individual is unique and I will tailor the therapeutic process to what suits you, working collaboratively, with a naturally developing process according to what is important and of value to you.
It is possible to explore in-depth what stops us from being our true or best selves, to rediscover and reconnect with what’s alive in us, and to allow us the possibility of changing unhelpful patterns. I believe that every individual is unique and I will tailor the therapeutic process to what suits you, working collaboratively, with a naturally developing process according to what is important and of value to you.
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Photo of Becky Bigglestone, Psychologist in SY1, England
Becky Bigglestone
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise in supporting people who are finding life difficult or finding it hard to find a way forward; people with difficulties around sadness, depression, fear or anxiety, PTSD, trauma, recovering from abuse, or feeling stuck in their lives. Trauma and abuse can leave people with feelings of being alone, worthless, broken, or hopeless and helpless. People however, absolutely hold the seeds of their recovery within themselves, and with the right support and encouragement, they can start to build a better life with meaning and value. I aim to use my training, and knowledge and experience, to support people in their journey.
I specialise in supporting people who are finding life difficult or finding it hard to find a way forward; people with difficulties around sadness, depression, fear or anxiety, PTSD, trauma, recovering from abuse, or feeling stuck in their lives. Trauma and abuse can leave people with feelings of being alone, worthless, broken, or hopeless and helpless. People however, absolutely hold the seeds of their recovery within themselves, and with the right support and encouragement, they can start to build a better life with meaning and value. I aim to use my training, and knowledge and experience, to support people in their journey.
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Photo of Duncan Stoddart, Psychotherapist in SY1, England
Duncan Stoddart
Psychotherapist, SNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide in-person, face-to-face psychotherapy & counselling for individuals. I currently manage a psychotherapy practice in central Shrewsbury. I am a senior-accredited psychotherapist & counsellor with 20 years experience. I offer an exploratory meeting, at a reduced rate, that can help you feel more certain about whether to engage in therapy. In counselling, short or medium term therapy can help you address a specific problem. In psychotherapy longer-term work will help you focus on deeper issues.
I provide in-person, face-to-face psychotherapy & counselling for individuals. I currently manage a psychotherapy practice in central Shrewsbury. I am a senior-accredited psychotherapist & counsellor with 20 years experience. I offer an exploratory meeting, at a reduced rate, that can help you feel more certain about whether to engage in therapy. In counselling, short or medium term therapy can help you address a specific problem. In psychotherapy longer-term work will help you focus on deeper issues.
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Scott Reeve
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
3 Endorsed
My name is Scott Reeve, and I am a fully accredited and registered counsellor & psychotherapist with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), with over 11 years experience of providing counselling for individuals. I am qualified to MSc level (Masters), and have undergone extensive further training in many areas and am committed to ongoing professional development. I have worked in a variety of different settings, seeing a wide range of issues and needs over these years. Counselling gives the opportunity to dedicate time and space to explore personal issues in the hope this can provide a positive way forward.
My name is Scott Reeve, and I am a fully accredited and registered counsellor & psychotherapist with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), with over 11 years experience of providing counselling for individuals. I am qualified to MSc level (Masters), and have undergone extensive further training in many areas and am committed to ongoing professional development. I have worked in a variety of different settings, seeing a wide range of issues and needs over these years. Counselling gives the opportunity to dedicate time and space to explore personal issues in the hope this can provide a positive way forward.
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Photo of Julia Kaya, Counsellor in SY1, England
Julia Kaya
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I will be on annual leave 22/12/23 - 9/01/2024. I have been working as a counsellor for over 17 years. Working as a counsellor in Addictions services, Probation, GP surgeries, EAP and staff counsellor at a local charity. I have taught in a Shropshire College developing and delivering Counselling and Mental Wellbeing courses. I supervise staff at a 2 local mental health charities. I work from an office based in Shrewsbury, online or by phone. Trauma work is delivered face to face or online. I work as an Integrated counsellor and use different theories to tailor the therapy to your individual needs.
I will be on annual leave 22/12/23 - 9/01/2024. I have been working as a counsellor for over 17 years. Working as a counsellor in Addictions services, Probation, GP surgeries, EAP and staff counsellor at a local charity. I have taught in a Shropshire College developing and delivering Counselling and Mental Wellbeing courses. I supervise staff at a 2 local mental health charities. I work from an office based in Shrewsbury, online or by phone. Trauma work is delivered face to face or online. I work as an Integrated counsellor and use different theories to tailor the therapy to your individual needs.
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Photo of Katie Hutton, Counsellor in SY1, England
Katie Hutton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I practice in a non-judgemental way which is individual to each client. My aim is to empower you and help you to live your most fulfilling life by encouraging you to recognise your inner resources and strength and to support your emotional wellbeing. I will work with you to help you to explore your thoughts and feelings and gain valuable new perspectives about yourself and your situation and to give you a greater sense of control and choice in your life. I can offer weekly or twice monthly counselling sessions on a long, medium, or short-term basis. We can often make a difference in just a few sessions.
I practice in a non-judgemental way which is individual to each client. My aim is to empower you and help you to live your most fulfilling life by encouraging you to recognise your inner resources and strength and to support your emotional wellbeing. I will work with you to help you to explore your thoughts and feelings and gain valuable new perspectives about yourself and your situation and to give you a greater sense of control and choice in your life. I can offer weekly or twice monthly counselling sessions on a long, medium, or short-term basis. We can often make a difference in just a few sessions.
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Photo of Paula Reynolds Counselling, Counsellor in SY1, England
Paula Reynolds Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I understand how daunting it can be seeking counselling and finding a counsellor who you can trust and be honest and open with. I aim to provide a professional, safe, confidential and non judgmental space in which you will be able to explore recent and long standing personal issues and to gain a greater understanding of your unhappiness and distress and find a way to manage this. My main priority is to make this a positive experience for you, and for the changes to be long standing.
I understand how daunting it can be seeking counselling and finding a counsellor who you can trust and be honest and open with. I aim to provide a professional, safe, confidential and non judgmental space in which you will be able to explore recent and long standing personal issues and to gain a greater understanding of your unhappiness and distress and find a way to manage this. My main priority is to make this a positive experience for you, and for the changes to be long standing.
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Photo of Mitch Wappner, Counsellor in SY1, England
Mitch Wappner
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
If you would like to talk to someone in confidence, without judgement and without the worry of burdening or upsetting someone then give me a call. I am here to offer a listening ear to anyone who is finding their life tough or challenging. I offer a safe space for you to talk freely about your concerns and issues. I give you the support you need to enable you to discover what is the best way forward for you, thereby giving you the best chance of a fulfilling life.
If you would like to talk to someone in confidence, without judgement and without the worry of burdening or upsetting someone then give me a call. I am here to offer a listening ear to anyone who is finding their life tough or challenging. I offer a safe space for you to talk freely about your concerns and issues. I give you the support you need to enable you to discover what is the best way forward for you, thereby giving you the best chance of a fulfilling life.
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Photo of Michael Neath, Counsellor in SY1, England
Michael Neath
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Hello, I'm Michael, a BACP-accredited therapist and counsellor offering face-to-face and remote sessions, by phone or video call. I use the person-centred approach to therapy, one of the main approaches taught and used in the UK. I've worked with many clients experiencing anxiety, depression, anger, shame, grief and many of the other emotional difficulties of life. I offer a free introductory call, so you can get a better sense of how it might be to work with me. This is also a chance to let me know more about your situation, if you'd like to, and find out how therapy might help you.
Hello, I'm Michael, a BACP-accredited therapist and counsellor offering face-to-face and remote sessions, by phone or video call. I use the person-centred approach to therapy, one of the main approaches taught and used in the UK. I've worked with many clients experiencing anxiety, depression, anger, shame, grief and many of the other emotional difficulties of life. I offer a free introductory call, so you can get a better sense of how it might be to work with me. This is also a chance to let me know more about your situation, if you'd like to, and find out how therapy might help you.
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Photo of Dr Laura Frost, Psychologist in SY1, England
Dr Laura Frost
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I'm Laura, and I'm here to help guide you on your journey to emotional wellbeing. As a Clinical Psychologist accredited by the HCPC, I specialise in helping adults and young people (16 and above) discover their path to a healthier, happier life. While I'm proud to be part of the NHS team, I also offer private therapy sessions, fully insured and backed by a background check for your peace of mind. With my diverse experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge in addressing a wide range of issues. My expertise spans relationship difficulties, depression, trauma, anxiety, low self-esteem, personality difficulties and more.
I'm Laura, and I'm here to help guide you on your journey to emotional wellbeing. As a Clinical Psychologist accredited by the HCPC, I specialise in helping adults and young people (16 and above) discover their path to a healthier, happier life. While I'm proud to be part of the NHS team, I also offer private therapy sessions, fully insured and backed by a background check for your peace of mind. With my diverse experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge in addressing a wide range of issues. My expertise spans relationship difficulties, depression, trauma, anxiety, low self-esteem, personality difficulties and more.
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Photo of Illuminate Psychotherapy Services, Psychotherapist in SY1, England
Illuminate Psychotherapy Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Katie is a highly skilled and compassionate CBT psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience. Specialising in the treatment of complex trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, and attachment difficulties, Katie uses an individualised and formulation-driven approach to therapy. She has extensive experience working with adults and young people, Katie has a proven ability to build therapeutic relationships that facilitate growth and insight. With a friendly and empathetic approach, she empowers clients to take control of their own healing journey.
Katie is a highly skilled and compassionate CBT psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience. Specialising in the treatment of complex trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, and attachment difficulties, Katie uses an individualised and formulation-driven approach to therapy. She has extensive experience working with adults and young people, Katie has a proven ability to build therapeutic relationships that facilitate growth and insight. With a friendly and empathetic approach, she empowers clients to take control of their own healing journey.
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Photo of Dr Clair May, Psychologist in SY1, England
Dr Clair May
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, my name is Clair.I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist and EMDR trained therapist offering psychological assessment and therapeutic support to children, young people, and their families.I have experience of working therapeutically with individuals from all walks of life,across a range of clinical settings.Through adopting a curious position,I am genuinely interested to hear about individuals’ experiences.I recognise the importance of working together to reach a shared understanding to make sense of the presenting difficulties in order to understand how the difficulties can be worked with to achieve positive change.
Hello, my name is Clair.I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist and EMDR trained therapist offering psychological assessment and therapeutic support to children, young people, and their families.I have experience of working therapeutically with individuals from all walks of life,across a range of clinical settings.Through adopting a curious position,I am genuinely interested to hear about individuals’ experiences.I recognise the importance of working together to reach a shared understanding to make sense of the presenting difficulties in order to understand how the difficulties can be worked with to achieve positive change.
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Photo of Lib Meakin, Counsellor in SY1, England
Lib Meakin
Counsellor, PhD
Shrewsbury SY1  (Online Only)
Counselling is one way to give attention to aspects of our lives that trouble us. I concentrate on four areas of life. The first is when we feel bewildered, lost and disorientated. Second is when we see familiar, recurring patterns in ourselves. Third is the pleasures and difficulties of being with other people. Fourth is managing emotion and mood. Ways of thinking, reacting and managing distress vary widely as do practical circumstances. The need to find courage and energy can be tough. Check my website and see if what I offer could be useful to you.
Counselling is one way to give attention to aspects of our lives that trouble us. I concentrate on four areas of life. The first is when we feel bewildered, lost and disorientated. Second is when we see familiar, recurring patterns in ourselves. Third is the pleasures and difficulties of being with other people. Fourth is managing emotion and mood. Ways of thinking, reacting and managing distress vary widely as do practical circumstances. The need to find courage and energy can be tough. Check my website and see if what I offer could be useful to you.
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Photo of Jade Taylor Creative Counselling, Counsellor in SY1, England
Jade Taylor Creative Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Not accepting new clients
Online, outdoor and face-to-face. ADHD and Autistic. Adults and Children. “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.” - Carl Rogers. I offer a safe space where you can start identifying the learnt messages from who you really are, not who you have become by trying to conform and please the world and others. Through a ND and person centred lens I support to recognise differences, celebrate them but also recognise the effect of them on behaviour and feelings and how they may have brought grief and a sense of loss.  You the are the expert on you, but you may have just lost your voice.
Online, outdoor and face-to-face. ADHD and Autistic. Adults and Children. “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.” - Carl Rogers. I offer a safe space where you can start identifying the learnt messages from who you really are, not who you have become by trying to conform and please the world and others. Through a ND and person centred lens I support to recognise differences, celebrate them but also recognise the effect of them on behaviour and feelings and how they may have brought grief and a sense of loss.  You the are the expert on you, but you may have just lost your voice.
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Photo of Lorelei Green, Psychotherapist in SY1, England
Lorelei Green
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
I provide a space that is free of judgement, in which you feel safe enough to explore your thoughts, feelings, options and healing at your own pace. I have a masters degree in trauma and PTSD and I am also trained in the Rewind Technique, which means you do not have to tell me about the traumatic event if you don't want to, but you do have to think about it. My way of working is person-centred-based, but I do bring in other interventions like CBT, mindfulness, trauma-interventions and creative therapy. To see a list of other training I have done, please visit the About Me section on my website.
I provide a space that is free of judgement, in which you feel safe enough to explore your thoughts, feelings, options and healing at your own pace. I have a masters degree in trauma and PTSD and I am also trained in the Rewind Technique, which means you do not have to tell me about the traumatic event if you don't want to, but you do have to think about it. My way of working is person-centred-based, but I do bring in other interventions like CBT, mindfulness, trauma-interventions and creative therapy. To see a list of other training I have done, please visit the About Me section on my website.
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Photo of Deborah Hubbard, Counsellor in SY1, England
Deborah Hubbard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
We all have a fundamental need to feel listened to, accepted, valued and understood. Often in life we don't experience these things and we can end up feeling misunderstood, judged, confused and alone. Sometimes, even if we have supportive family and friends, it can be hard to be fully open about how we feel as we fear hurting, upsetting or burdening them. Perhaps you can relate to feeling like that? Perhaps you are finding life difficult and need someone with training and experience to come alongside and help you find a way through?
We all have a fundamental need to feel listened to, accepted, valued and understood. Often in life we don't experience these things and we can end up feeling misunderstood, judged, confused and alone. Sometimes, even if we have supportive family and friends, it can be hard to be fully open about how we feel as we fear hurting, upsetting or burdening them. Perhaps you can relate to feeling like that? Perhaps you are finding life difficult and need someone with training and experience to come alongside and help you find a way through?
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Photo of Mike Flinn, Counsellor in SY1, England
Mike Flinn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I work with couples, individuals and students from yr6 upwards. My training allows me to support clients to change, by raising their awareness of what they're doing and the effect of their choices on them and others. The main areas I look at are communication, how they listen and respond to others and why they respond in that way. Once the client is aware of where the response is coming from they can begin to adjust it, to fit the situation in front of them. I work with couples and children experiencing separation and loss either now or in the past, and help them to understand and regulate their feelings.
I work with couples, individuals and students from yr6 upwards. My training allows me to support clients to change, by raising their awareness of what they're doing and the effect of their choices on them and others. The main areas I look at are communication, how they listen and respond to others and why they respond in that way. Once the client is aware of where the response is coming from they can begin to adjust it, to fit the situation in front of them. I work with couples and children experiencing separation and loss either now or in the past, and help them to understand and regulate their feelings.
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Photo of Allan Michael Hand, Counsellor in SY1, England
Allan Michael Hand
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
My aim is to help you achieve a better outcome for you regardless of the problem you have. I am a member of the BACP and The EMDR Association. EMDR is an evidenced based therapy that can treat many things such as PTSD,Historic Abuse and trauma from medical procedures, EMDR is recognised by NICE and The World Health Organisation. I have considerable experience of one to one working for complex bereavement and loss. Issues I can help with include depression, anxiety and Trauma (such as events experienced that are still affecting you). I have supported veterans and emergency service staff, sufferings from a variety of issues.
My aim is to help you achieve a better outcome for you regardless of the problem you have. I am a member of the BACP and The EMDR Association. EMDR is an evidenced based therapy that can treat many things such as PTSD,Historic Abuse and trauma from medical procedures, EMDR is recognised by NICE and The World Health Organisation. I have considerable experience of one to one working for complex bereavement and loss. Issues I can help with include depression, anxiety and Trauma (such as events experienced that are still affecting you). I have supported veterans and emergency service staff, sufferings from a variety of issues.
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Photo of Alicia Lindsay, Counsellor in SY1, England
Alicia Lindsay
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I have been working in the counselling industry for over 10 years. My passion is empowering clients to have a deeper understanding of their experiences by creating a safe space for them to navigate their best outcomes. My core approach is integrative, which means that I can tailor therapy to the individual. I am a trained Animal Assisted Therapy Practitioner working with two Therapy Dogs. I understand that seeking therapy is a very personal experience and it’s important that you feel comfortable with your therapist and that your therapist can meet your needs. I offer a free, no obligation consultation.
I have been working in the counselling industry for over 10 years. My passion is empowering clients to have a deeper understanding of their experiences by creating a safe space for them to navigate their best outcomes. My core approach is integrative, which means that I can tailor therapy to the individual. I am a trained Animal Assisted Therapy Practitioner working with two Therapy Dogs. I understand that seeking therapy is a very personal experience and it’s important that you feel comfortable with your therapist and that your therapist can meet your needs. I offer a free, no obligation consultation.
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Photo of Hilary Stock, Psychotherapist in SY1, England
Hilary Stock
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Whether you're seeking support for a particular issue, struggling with a painful event or simply wanting more from life, counselling and psychotherapy can help you gain a deeper awareness and understanding of yourself, your relationships with others and your place in the world. Whatever you're experiencing, the therapeutic relationship nurtures a confidential space where you're truly listened to, and met with a balance of warmth, empathy and respectful challenge. In giving attention to whatever is painful and difficult, it can enable the emergence of a stronger sense of self, and connection with meaning, purpose, potential and hope.
Whether you're seeking support for a particular issue, struggling with a painful event or simply wanting more from life, counselling and psychotherapy can help you gain a deeper awareness and understanding of yourself, your relationships with others and your place in the world. Whatever you're experiencing, the therapeutic relationship nurtures a confidential space where you're truly listened to, and met with a balance of warmth, empathy and respectful challenge. In giving attention to whatever is painful and difficult, it can enable the emergence of a stronger sense of self, and connection with meaning, purpose, potential and hope.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SY1

50+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in SY1 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
88% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
68% Bereavement
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
58% AXA PPP
58% Bupa

How Counsellors in SY1 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SY1?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.